The Menendez villas are situated 4 blocks from the beach. We liked the quiet area. A nicely shaded park just one block away. The rooms were really clean (highest priority) and everything worked. (The refridgerator did have lots of rust spots but worked fine. Dishwasher also worked fine but the front was ripped.). The only inconvenience during our stay, was the air conditioner could not keep the unit as cool as we wanted, however, there were two box fans that helped immensely. The pool @ this location is a bit small but nicely screened & shaded. A very nice feature is the availability of bikes and pool/beach towels & other beach items including the ones needed for finding shark teeth. Would like to try the Venice Ave location next time.